Uist Archaeology

Step back in time and explore the hidden history and heritage of the Uists.

Uist Archaeology offers bespoke tours, led by Dr Kate MacDonald, an archaeologist who has lived and worked in the islands for twenty years. The tours will take you off the beaten track, bringing the story of Uist’s unique history and heritage to life.

Uist is a wild and windswept chain of islands in the Outer Hebrides, now linked by a road that runs from Berneray in the north, passes through Benbecula, and ends in Eriskay in the south.

The islands are divided between the beautiful beaches and machair plains of the west and deserted moorland of the east, where you’re likely to see more eagles than people.

The summer days are long, with the sun barely dipping below the horizon, while the winters are dark and fiercely windy. Yet people have thrived here for thousands of years, building stone circles and chambered tombs, roundhouses and brochs, monasteries and castles.